Alan Taylor‘s Terminator: Genesis has beefed up the cast by adding South Korean action star Byung-hun Lee (G.I.Joe, Red II), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) to the cast. What roles might they be playing?
Let’s all hope that while Lee’s Terminator: Genesis role has yet to be announced, it’s not some Japanese Terminator ala RoboCop 3 infamy. We know his role will include some big action scenes, you don’t hire someone like Lee without letting him shoot guns, hit folks, and blow a bunch of stuff up. Could he be a super-secret-terminator?
Damn, we’re right back to the RoboCop 3 nightmare pictured above. Nobody wants that… but maybe someone with Taylor’s talent can redeem that image from our collective nerdy brains. Lee as a terminator model without all the RoboCop attempts at humor and more a bad-ass kick butt model silent killer terminator model might be nice. Not in some trendy ninja garb, but using ninja like skills.
Let’s look at the other two casting choices:
What Michael Gladis might play is also up in the air, but he plays a great side-kick and would make a fantastic apocalyptic technical wizard from the future that can make anything out of spare parts and blown up pieces.
You’ll recognize Sandrine Holt, she’s done a ton of fan favorite movies and television shows. You can see her soon in Air, Christian Cantamessa’s indie sci-fi starring The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Djimon Hounsou.
These casting moves will pretty much fill out the cast, and there shouldn’t be any big casting moves left with shooting starting very soon.
This will be the first of a trio of films that will somehow intermingle with a television show, so there is a possibility that any of the cast from the films could make cameos in the television series, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up, just remember that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t really come through on those cameo hopes and promises fans were pining for.
That really holds true for Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. At the most we might get a one time cameo form Arnie.
Terminator: Genesis is scheduled to hit theater screens July 1st, 2015.